Now Get This: New OpenTable ‘Places I’ve Eaten’ Facebook App — Free + Fun!

Create your have-dined and to-dine lists — and much more — with the new OpenTable Facebook app Places I’ve Eaten today!

We are thrilled to announce the release of our new Facebook app Places I’ve Eaten. This fresh app makes it easy for people to share their dining history, favorite restaurants, and wish lists with friends on FacebookPlaces I’ve Eaten also enables people on Facebook to see where their friends have dined, see their own and their friends’ ratings, share recommendations, tag friends with whom they’ve dined, and make reservations.

“Places I’ve Eaten makes it easy for diners to share and be inspired by memorable dining experiences and to tap into their friends’ knowledge of local dining scenes,” notes our own Scott Jampol, Vice President of Consumer Marketing at OpenTable. “We hope the app will help diners discover new hot spots, share recommendations with friends, and experience their favorite restaurants all over again.”

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Attend Taste of the Nation San Francisco on Thursday, March 21, 2013!

The culinary stars will be out on March 21st at The Bentley in San Francisco! Will you?

Join Share Our Strength in the fight to end childhood hunger in America! Attend Taste of the Nation San Francisco. The nation’s premier culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no kid grows up hungry, Taste of the Nation San Francisco will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013.

San Francisco’s top chefs, brewers, winemakers, and distillers will be at The Bently Reserve serving delicious dishes and drinks. With a single ticket, you can sample the best of the Bay area, from A16 and Frances to RN74 and Spruce,  while supporting Share Our Strength’s efforts in eliminating childhood hunger as well as their local beneficiaries, including Children of Shelters and Three Squares.

Tickets start at $125. Purchase yours today!

Can’t attend? Show your support by dining at a participating restaurant!

 

OpenTable Releases Restaurant Industry Index for Q4 and Full Year 2012

We are pleased to release the OpenTable Restaurant Industry Index for the fourth quarter and full year 2012.

“As anticipated, Hurricane Sandy contributed to the decline in industry growth during the fourth quarter,” notes our own Matt Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of OpenTable. “Restaurants in the New York and Washington DC area  were hit particularly hard during the quarter, while growth in other major metro areas and the U.S. overall was essentially flat year-over-year.”

OpenTable Restaurant Industry Index

The OpenTable Restaurant Industry Index is based on data gathered from more than 9,000 reservation-taking restaurants* sampled from the OpenTable network in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Each percentage indicates a year-over-year increase or decrease in the number of guests served in these reservation-taking restaurants, as recorded by the restaurants in their reservation books. Those guests include those who honored reservations made by phone or online as well as those who walked in without a reservation.Continue Reading